Dion Waiters has been named to the U.S. Select team that will train next week with Team USA next week in Las Vegas in preparation for the FIBA World Cup.
The Select team has traditionally been known as a feeder system for the Americans. Kyrie Irving, now part of the U.S. men’s national roster for both this fall’s World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, was previously part of the Select team.
Waiters averaged 15.9 points last season in primarily a reserve role. He will be joined on the Select team by Harrison Barnes, Trey Burke, Jimmy Butler, Draymond Green, Tim Hardaway Jr., Tobias Harris, Doug McDermott, Victor Oladipo, Mason Plumlee, Miles Plumlee, Marcus Smart and Cody Zeller.
The Las Vegas training camp runs July 28-31.To read more or comment...
Here are two videos from YouTube of Cavs rookie Andrew Wiggins during Summer League in Las Vegas last week.
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Dwight Powell had 15 points and nine rebounds and the Cavaliers closed summer league with a 95-90 victory against the Miami Heat.
Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins, both involved in trade rumors in recent days, did not play Friday, but the Cavs said before the game the plan all along was for them to only play in four games.
Sonny Gray had a team-high 17 points, Shane Edwards had 14 points and rookie Joe Harris had 11 points for the Cavs, who conclude the summer schedule 4-1.
Wiggins averaged 15.5 points and shot 41 percent in his four games, while Bennett averaged 13.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and shot 43 percent in four games in Las Vegas.To read more or comment...
The Cavaliers have relented and are willing to include Andrew Wiggins in a deal involving Kevin Love, the Lake County News-Herald reported on Thursday.
The Cavs and Minnesota Timberwolves re-engaged in trade talks this week, multiple league sources said, in an attempt to bring Kevin Love to the Cavaliers.
Talks between the two teams were dormant until LeBron James returned to the Cavs last week, changing the landscape of negotiations and bringing the two teams back to the table.
One source with knowledge of trade discussions told the Beacon Journal even before James’ decision “no one is untouchable” on the Cavs in relation to a Love deal. That excludes Kyrie Irving, who isn’t eligible to be traded for six month after signing his extension.To read more or comment...
Matthew Dellavedova had 19 points, Anthony Bennett had 14 points and four rebounds and Andrew Wiggins had 10 points, three rebounds, three steals and two blocks in the Cavs’ 86-77 win Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Bennett's second-year revival continued with a powerful dunk in traffic in the first half that left the crowd buzzing, while Wiggins shot 4 for 8 after struggling with his shooting touch in the first two games. He also had an impressive two-handed, spinning baseline dunk that left the crowd cheering.
Monday’s game was the final for the Cavs in the preliminary round of summer league. Now they’ll be seeded tournament-style the rest of the way.To read more or comment...